Patrick Gale ~ Kerry Andrew ~ SJ Sindu
Kindred Spirits: Family and Belonging in the Queer Novel
Patrick Gale, Kerry Andrew and SJ Sindu in conversation.
A digital book event in partnership with the British Library
Patrick Gale’s new book, Mother’s Boy, tells the story of a sensitive and gifted child brought up by his single mother in the aftermath of WWI, becoming a man as WW2 rages and the lasting impact of their relationship. Writer and musician Kerry Andrew’s book Skin, depicts a young person’s connection with wild swimming as they search for their vanished father. SJ Sindu, a Tamil diaspora writer, is the author of Blue-Skinned Gods, which explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and the need for belief in a fractured world.
19.30 – 20.45
To celebrate LGBT+ History Month join us for an evening of readings and conversation as three writers talk to Gay’s the Word's Uli Lenart about childhood, family and identity as depicted in their latest novels.
At Gay's The Word, we hold a wide range of book events from launches and readings to panel discussions and signings. In the pre-Covid-19 world, we'd gather to celebrate, raise a glass, and send people home with a gorgeous new book (or five). Currently, we are able to offer the occasional online event, books available for pre-order, and signed copies of books from our online shop.